CYNIC just wrapped up a special co-headlining tour of North America. Paul Masvidal and his band of cosmically gifted players celebrated the 30th anniversary of their debut album with help from their in-state buddies and fellow progressive music icons Atheist. So it's no surprise to hear they put on a stellar show.
Loud Flashapplauded Cynic's intricate, headless guitar riffs at Vancouver's Rickshaw Theatre. Meanwhile, at the Teragram Ballroom in LA, Metal Insider complimented the ethereal edginess between the clean and growled vocals. And Digital Beat assured that the custom mood lighting and tranquil but expressive playing made the band's set at the Canal Club in Richmond "nothing short of amazing".
But Cynic aren't done commemorating the 30th anniversary of their debut album. The ReFocus/Remembrance tour is headed deep into the American South with five dates across Georgia, Louisiana and Florida, which is where the band first formed back in the late '80s. They'll be playing all of "Focus" and paying tribute to late drummer Sean Reinert and bassist Sean Malone.